I'm fortunate. I'm close to my family, and we're all still here, healthy and hopeful and interested in each other--with some dysfunction thrown in for good measure. I like nice things, like everyone else, but I'm a teacher. No materialist here. I'll drive my car till it's ready to be put out to pasture. I'd' much sooner spend my money on food or travel, not stuff. Dogs and dancing…well, there are a lot of things I love. There are many things I want to try.
Exploring, creativity, and traveling are essential pieces of any relationship I will have. That doesn't mean I only connect with people whose professions are in the arts. I am an equal opportunist. Many things fascinate me. How else am I going to see the world? I can't live any other life than the one I've made for myself, and, though I have some ambitions, such as publishing my YA novel, teaching is the career for me (middle school English and history). I'm very okay with that, too. I love being in nature--especially hiking.
If you are bothering to read this, you probably already know what you like. Curious men are often sexy men. So are people with a generous spirit. I'm a giving and passionate person who believes myself to be a work in progress. I love the vulnerability that comes with a close relationship. There's always a risk, but sometimes that risk pays off in tremendous dividends.